No, You Don't Have to Attend Lame Work Events on Your Own Time

No, You Don't Have to Attend Lame Work Events on Your Own Time

Dear Office Mom,

My manager asked our team if anyone was going to the full department holiday Potluck that starts at 4:30 pm tomorrow. Most said they weren’t sure but were thinking about it. She continues to mention that we needed to make sure to let her know if we do so that we can adjust our hours. All of us looked a little confused by that statement. She said if we wanted to attend, then we would need to come in 30 minutes early and if we came in at our regular time and attended the event, then we would need to submit PTO… ~ Kari

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How to Adjust After a Company Merger and You Don't Like Your New Role

How to Adjust After a Company Merger and You Don't Like Your New Role

Recently my company merged with another. We all got to keep "our jobs" but our job titles were changed. At first we were given the impression we'd be doing the same jobs under different titles, but I was switched to another role, of which I have no direct experience and I’m not comfortable and find it emotionally distressing…


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